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The pressure to have fun on a long weekend or during the holiday season can push a recovering person to the edge of relapse. Get tips on how to maneuver stressful situations and actually celebrate without risking your sobriety.

Why You Need a Recovery Community on Your Birthday

Most Americans of age mark their birthday with heavy drinking and perhaps a dabble of drugs. During your days of addiction, you... Continue Reading

gloomy weather affects our mood

Do Seasons Affect Drinking Cravings?

By Rebecca Kovacs

The seasons can be a tough time for many people in recovery. Some even say the winter season can bring more alcoholic cravings ... Continue Reading

New year games and activities

7 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Sober

By Tori Utley

From sledding to game night to spending time with family, there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve sober. Grab a fe... Continue Reading

Holidays as an Addict: Comparing Then and Now

By Rebecca Kovacs

That time of year can cause us to swing backwards into a cycle of drinking and depression. Read how one writer found ways to ce... Continue Reading

planning ahead

3 Ways to Having a Chance at Your New Year’s Resolution This Year

By Tori Utley

Whether or not your resolution is recovery-related, the principles of recovery can help you stay balanced as you work to reach ... Continue Reading

Determined to make recovery last

A Foolproof Recovery Plan to Last You All Year

By Tori Utley

Whether you plan on attending a formal treatment program or not, it's important to have support during the early days of recove... Continue Reading

10 Things to Do On Christmas Rather Than Drink

By Tori Utley

Whether it's sledding or baking, there's so much to do during the Christmas holiday. Reclaim the season for recovery and joy by... Continue Reading

Uncomfortable holiday with family

3 Coping Strategies for Uncomfortable Holiday Settings

By Tori Utley

Family dynamics are inevitable during the Christmas season. Whether you're walking into a tense situation or conflict pops up d... Continue Reading

destressing over the holidays

Meditation as a Recovery Tool During Christmas

By Tori Utley

Meditation can reduce anxiety and boost your personal sense of calm. During the Christmas whirlwind, here's how to create a med... Continue Reading

Having a recovery community increases chances of success of staying sober during your Christmas celebration

3 Reasons to Connect with a Recovery Community During the Holidays

By Toshia Humphries

Recovery is a full-time commitment, and the Christmas season is no exception. In fact, this is typically when working on your s... Continue Reading

Holidays aren't just for drinking

How to Deal with the Holidays Without Drinking

By Rebecca Kovacs

Don’t let the holiday lose meaning to you. Remember that the holidays should be a time of family, reflection and peace rather t... Continue Reading

Surviving a reunion with a dysfunctional family

How to Survive Dysfunctional Family Dynamics When You're in Recovery

By Toshia Humphries

Often, reuniting with family members can be a trigger for relapse. This holiday season, remember to take precaution so you can ... Continue Reading

5 Steps for Keeping Relapse Away Over the Holidays

By Toshia Humphries

Just knowing someone is there, whether you actually have to reach out or not, is often all the comfort you need. Continue Reading

Tips for staying sober

3 Survival Tips for Your First Sober Holiday

By Toshia Humphries

Spending a holiday without the one coping mechanism that you’ve counted on your whole life isn’t easy to think about. Continue Reading

How to Practice Gratitude More Than Ever This Thanksgiving

By Toshia Humphries

Regardless of faith, historical facts or the presence of family, it's important to have an official day of gratitude, especiall... Continue Reading